But as temperatures fall, heavy snow is expected to hit west-central and southwest Minnesota along with northern Wisconsin starting Friday afternoon and continuing into Saturday night. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches of snow are possible in Central Nebraska with localized amounts up to 8 north of Highway 92 are expected.
Winter Storm Xanto is also impacting travel, with top airlines in the United States waiving changes fees for impacted travelers.
Travelers scheduled to fly to or from impacted destinations between April 13-15 are eligible to have their change fees waived and will be able to book a new flight through April 18.
"Ice accumulations of.25" to.75" are possible and even if ice does not accumulate on roads, it's possible it may accumulate on elevated surfaces such as trees or power lines. Periods of snow, freezing rain, sleet, and strong gusty winds are expected.
A snowstorm that will likely arrive in the area Sunday could result in more than 10 inches of snow falling locally.
China renews pledge to 'fight back' in trade row with the US
Trump tweeted on Tuesday that he is "very thankful for President Xi of China's kind words on tariffs and automobile barriers". Global stock markets recovered their poise Thursday and the price of oil came off three-year highs as investors digested U.S.
Terry Niebeling, a writer from St. Paul, Minnesota, shared the snow accumulation on Friday evening.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol is cautioning everyone to stay off the roads because of "life threatening" conditions due to wind and snow.
The Ohio Valley can expect to see a mixture of rain and snow. Temperatures are likely to drop a few degrees this evening and overnight, causing icy conditions, then rise above freezing for a time during the day tomorrow, then back below freezing for Sunday night and early Monday. In addition to the heavy snow, strong winds gusting between 40 to 50 miles per hour will bring the possibility of blizzard conditions to west central Minnesota.
The southern third of Lower Michigan should miss most of the freezing rain.